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Children's and Young People's Development in Health and Social Care Settings

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
1-2 hours
towards your CPD

This module aims to increase awareness of the main issues around children's and young people's development. It provides learners with an increased understanding of the expected pattern of development and details the factors that can influence development.

On completion, learners will understand how to monitor development as well as the interventions that should be taken if development is not following the expected pattern.

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth to 19 years of age
  • Understand the factors that influence children's and young people's development and how these affect practice
  • Understand how to monitor children's and young people's development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern
  • Understand the importance of early intervention to support the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people
  • Understand the potential effects of transitions on children's and young people's development

The content of this course has been mapped to the underpinning knowledge within the following unit on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF):

Understand Child and Young Person Development

This unit is a mandatory unit within the following qualifications:
Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce

For a full list of qualifications in which these units are mandatory please click here:

For more information about this or any of our courses mapped to the QCF please contact us on the details provided below.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Stages of Development
  • Influencing Factors and Theories of Development
  • Monitoring and Interventions
  • Speech, Language and Communication

Target Audience

This module is targeted primarily at those working within health, social care or children and young people's settings, including professional care and support workers and practitioners.


With approximately 47 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 1 to 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


This module is targeted primarily at those working within health, social care or children and young people's settings, including professional care and support workers and practitioners.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

This module is targeted primarily at those working within health, social care or children and young people's settings, including professional care and support workers and practitioners.

What our customers have said

The system is self explanatory and user friendly. I was able to access the course easily. The voice-over is very clear
AW 30/03/2015
It enabled me to have a more in-depth information about child development and effects of delayed development which helps to inform me when working with young people
MJT 04/03/2015
I liked how it went through all different theories in the social care sector
GR 01/03/2015
The course was good and was very easy to access
KD 24/12/2013
I liked the fact that, if I got the test wrong I got another chance to do it again.
NC 22/10/2013
Summary of developmental theories in the 20th century was very interesting
LH 07/10/2013
From start to finish excellent content and an easy read
JT 24/01/2013

Cost and Discounts

£30+ vat - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please, or telephone us on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 1-2 hours.

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